[chirp_users] funky firmware

Bob Burkett r.l.burkett at gmail.com
Tue Aug 4 15:14:38 PDT 2015


My radio, firmware 297, can be set up to 24 via Chirp.
~Bob

On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 18:12 Jerry <jriechert at gmail.com> wrote:

> I believe the radio only supports values up to 10.
>
> Jerry R
>
> On Tue, Aug 4, 2015 at 2:53 PM, Peter <p.whalley.usa at gmail.com> wrote:
>
>> Greetings all,
>>
>> I am a new Ham with a 40 year background in all things electronic. I just
>> picked up new 3 BF-F8+ radios and ended up having to send one back
>> (couldn't program via cable). The replacement came in with different
>> firmware -GRRR!- and an odd/invalid/strange entry in the ABR menu. See
>> attached pic -I hope it is permitted. I can change value to off through 10
>> using keypad. From that point the odd character goes away 'till the next
>> time I program with  Chip to any value above 10. Above 10 the odd character
>> comes back. Chirp allows 0 to 24 as usual and programs without protest for
>> any value 0 - 24 but cant get actual time to go past 10. Any time less than
>> 10 is handled correctly as expected. I reset radio, changed language back
>> to English and then tried to set backlight beyond 10 seconds with no
>> success. Used CHIRP daily-20150702 and an earlier build with same results.
>> Also, the radio type selected was the UV-5R.
>>
>> If the radio had a 'normal' display this would be less an issue but with
>> the inverse display it pushes the usability close to the edge in a negative
>> way!
>>
>> Has anyone seen this behavior? Have I missed a step? Should I consider
>> this a defect and try AGAIN for an exchange?
>>
>> 73
>>
>> Peter KC3FBB
>>
>>
>>
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